Cardinal’s Holiday Service of Remembrance
Saturday, November 27 – 2 pm
As of June 13,the Ontario government has relaxed many of the restrictions that were inplace for funerals since the beginning of the pandemic.
Although we are still not back to normal, we are now able to accommodate more friends and family than before.Funerals in Ontario are now able to alow up to 30% capacity for indoor services and up to 50 people for outdoor services.
In order to keep our guests safe and healthy, Cardinal Funeral Homes has implemented the folowing protocols for all visitations and services for the families in our care:
For over 95 years, Cardinal Funeral Homes' mission has been to provide exceptional and meaningful funeral service experiences to the families we service through teamwork, dedication and professionalism, as well as to provide comprehensive bereavement resources. We will continue to make every effort to support our families and their guests through their grieving process in this difficult time.
In order for us to continue to serve our families well and in a safe manner, we thank you for your understanding and cooperation with these preventative measures that are temporarily in place.
Jimmy and Andrew Cardinal
After a long and lengthy battle with Alzheimer's, Reta Elizabeth Lawrence (Smith) passed away peacefully on November 4, 2021 with her loving daughter Cindy at her side.
Reta was raised in Bedford, Nova Scotia and then made the move to Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia shortly after marrying the love of her life Kenneth Lawrence where they raised their three children.
She loved her family dearly and was the glue that kept all the cousins, aunt and uncles, extended family members in touch with one another by calling them on the phone or hosting big family gatherings. One of her greatest joys was her grandchildren, she had such a special relationship with all of them and left them with wonderful memories of always going to Nanny and Grandad's house for sleep overs, banana splits, playing card games or just sitting and talking with her as she was always interested in all they had to say.
Everyone who met Reta was greeted with the most beautiful smile and kind words. She was always positive and so happy to have people around. Nothing brought her greater pleasure than sharing her smile and "Goodies" (especially her chocolate chip cookies) with the neighbor's, her co-workers, her fellow parishioners and especially all her family members as she was always baking every time you went to her house.
She was a regular and faithful member of the Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Lower Sackville. She was a dedicated member of the Altar Guild in her earlier years then the Ladies Auxiliary and the Ways and Means committee where she participated in many craft sales, penny auctions and church suppers.
Reta is survived by daughters Linda Lawrence and Cindy Lawrence and son David Lawrence (Erika). She was also the proud grandmother (Nanny) to grandchildren Jonathan Mayhew, Amanda Mayhew Marsh (Padraig), Christine Rose (Matthew), Steven Marr (Emily), Bryan Marr (Ami) and great-grandchildren Makenzie Rose, Makayla Rose, Maddison Rose, Chloe Marr and Theo Mayhew Marsh.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Kenneth Roswell Lawrence.
Celebration of life and burial to take place at a later date in summer of 2022 in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.
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